“All Writing is Multimodal”

Ball, Cheryl E., & Charlton, Colin. (forthcoming). All writing is multimodal. In Linda Adler-Kassner & Elizabeth Wardle (Eds.), Naming what we know: Threshold concepts of writing studies. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.


This encyclopedia-like entry on multimodality for the threshold concepts collection defines what multimodality is, why it is a useful concept for writing studies, and outlines several misconceptions about this theoretical and pedagogical approach.

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  • collection manuscript received final approval for publication by USUP board in June 2014, for publication in 2015.

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